A temporary block of increased emissions regulations imposed on coal-fired power plants by President Barack Obama has been granted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 5-4 vote could mean that the Supreme Court is amenable to limiting the President's restrictions, national sources indicate
The restrictions were put in place last fall and would required coal plants
to cut emissions by a third by 2030, which many believed could result in a
severe hit to the coal industry. Should the Supreme Court eventually reject
the Environmental Protection Agencies forced emissions cuts, it could bode
well for the coal industry and Wyoming's economy.
Wyoming was one of 29 states that appealed the EPA ruling.
*Feature photo: Coal mining operation in Wyoming h/t Jim
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